study for, I was drowning in anxiety. I wanted to get out of the dungeon of worry, and my
solution was to quit school. I would not have been able to imagine then that I could live in
perfect peace, while having to get everything checked off on my schedule. Nevertheless, it
happened, and I am about to reveal the secret to how that miracle can occur in your life.
The first thing that you’ll need to do is write a to-do list. Break up your assignments into even
amounts of work for each day. Then, look over the list practically. Tell yourself these things, “It
is possible to complete everything. My teacher would not assign something that a normal
person couldn’t do in a certain amount of time.” You might then tell yourself, “But, I’m busier
than a ‘normal’ person!” If that is the case, then you just might have to stay up a little bit late at
night to finish. Another piece of practical advice for you is this: It might help you to stop and ask
yourself, “What is the worst thing that could happen? ”When you really think about it, the
worst thing that could happen is that you hand everything in late. Just remind yourself that
*the sky isn’t falling, and no one is dying.
The most important, and also the most profitable thing to do is to go to God in prayer. His
command to us is this, **“Be anxious about nothing; but in everything – through prayer and
supplication – let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all
understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” So, we have to first take our
thoughts off of anxieties. Then, we have to put our thoughts on God. When you do both of
those things, you will have perfect peace. Boy did I experience the truth in that verse. God
works miracles when we place our trust in Him.
The key to perfect peace is in this verse, ***“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not
on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
There are three statements in this verse as well. The first one tells you to trust God fully – with
all of your heart, and in every situation. The second goes along with the first: Don’t do what you
think is best, but seek God’s will in all of your ways. Before you make a decision based on your
mind, ask God to give you wisdom – through His Word, and the Holy Spirit. You will be surprised
at how different His ways are from ours. When you genuinely trust God, you will follow Him,
even when you can’t understand His commands. You will do this because you know that He
knows way more than you do. The last statement is a promise: If you do the first two steps, God
will direct your paths. When God directs your paths, you live in perfect peace.
*Or “…no one is taking away your birthday, or poking your eye out.” J